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Small screw on bell clamp is missing. anybody got one? Al I need to finish this job. Thanks for any direction
 

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posting twice the same request won’t help anymore than posting it once
 

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A good tech, well equipped, makes the parts he cannot source.
And that is often cheaper because of the enormous amount of time taken up, often unsuccessfully, to source less common parts via uncooperative agents or manufacturer.
 

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this is a metric screw and shouldn’t be difficult to source, you could also fairly easily ask a Yamaha authorized repair centre near you.
 

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wow $8 for a minuscule screw sounds like... getting screwed :twisted:
 

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Unfortunately Yamaha who has maintained reasonable prices for their parts for many years, has now raised them significantly to be more like the other major brands. Picking up "parts horns" on Ebay and in pawn shops is starting to look better all the time. The only downside for a small shop like mine is where to store them all I suppose it is possible to strip the parts from the sax and then file and catalog them, but that represents a tremendous amount of work. The photo below taken at a NAPBIRT workshop shows how shops with a large wall area can store "parts instruments".

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A good tech, well equipped, makes the parts he cannot source.
And that is often cheaper because of the enormous amount of time taken up, often unsuccessfully, to source less common parts via uncooperative agents or manufacturer.
True.. are you saying he should find a good tech, well equipped, to make the part he is having a hard time locating? Honestly, I wouldn't have thought of that, I'd probably spend a TON of time looking for it on the internet and then give up if I didn't find it.
 

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all of a sudden being able to make things seems to have re acquired a purpose not only a nobility.
 

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wow $8 for a minuscule screw sounds like... getting screwed :twisted:

The trouble is, I cannot make one for $8, so that's presumably how they set the price.
 

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True.. are you saying he should find a good tech, well equipped, to make the part he is having a hard time locating? ...
Indeed, but it won't be the cheapest screw in the world!
 

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Cap screws look just as nice, get your self a small box of generic black Metric and Imperial Cap screws and then raid it as required.

Not that it helps, I personally just make my own screws as required, being in australia, ordering from a supplier can take months (I kid you not), so most techs I believe down my way just simply learn some basic machining and do it themselves.

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... I personally just make my own screws as required, being in australia, ordering from a supplier can take months (I kid you not), so most techs I believe down my way just simply learn some basic machining and do it themselves.

Steve
And it's not just the time wait. The supplier as often as not sends a tiny part in a huge carton with shipping costs to match. Yamaha Japan is especially good at this.
 

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3mm domed hex set screw-get 2 so they both match. will fit perfectly and cost peanuts- you will need the Allen key to tighten 'em of course. Might not be original but so what? they look nice and work great -don't over tighten BTW....
 

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Small screw on bell clamp is missing. anybody got one? Al I need to finish this job. Thanks for any direction
the bodytube-bow clamp on the 61 yamaha's are different from the 62 yamaha's.
even the 21 yamaha is different but the 31 is like the same as the 61.
these are also usually glued at this joint,so one screw should be enough.
 

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Thanks for all the tips. I have already removed the bell and done the necessary repairs, and re epoxyed the bell and re installed the one good screw. I'm sure it is sufficent mechanically, just want to make it perfect. Really great horn.
 

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Do you have a sample screw? I can make one fairly cheap if you do.
 
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